Opposition Demand Referendum at Kenya Rally


The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy has abandoned demands for national dialogue, and told supporters at the Saba Saba rally - held on the July 7 anniversary of protests for multi-party democracy in the nineties - that they want a national referendum. The rally, organised by opposition leader and former prime minister Raila Odinga, was aimed at addressing the cost of living, corruption, and crime and insecurity, such as the weekend attack on the coast which left more than 20 people dead.


  • Kenya:  Opposition Demands Referendum at Nairobi Rally

    Capital FM, 7 July 2014

    The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy on Monday declared that it had abandoned demands for national dialogue, and now wants a national referendum. read more »

  • Kenya:  Police Fire Teargas at Protesters in Nairobi

    Voice of America, 7 July 2014

    Police fired tear gas in central Nairobi on Monday to disperse a crowd of several hundred anti-government demonstrators in the streets, a Reuters witness said, as others gathered ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Rally Will Be Peaceful - Odinga

    Capital FM, 7 July 2014

    Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Monday said he had no plans to cause unrest during his Saba Saba rally at Uhuru Park. read more »

  • Kenya:  Business Shut in Nairobi As Saba Saba Rally Kicks Off

    Capital FM, 7 July 2014

    Many businesses remained shut in Nairobi's Central Business District on Monday afternoon as traders feared possible violence during or after the Saba Saba rally at Uhuru Park. read more »

  • Kenya:  Sonko Pursues Liability Clause Against Cord Leaders

    Capital FM, 7 July 2014

    Nairobi County Senator Mike Sonko has moved to Court of Appeal to challenge the High Court order that suspended liability on the part of CORD leaders for any chaos during Monday's ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Security Tight At Uhuru Park Ahead of Cord Saba Saba Rally

    The Star, 7 July 2014

    Security officers are currently posted at Nairobi's Uhuru Park ahead of the planned Saba Saba rally to be convened by Cord alliance. read more »

  • Kenya:  Cord Leaders Not Liable for Damages - Lenaola

    The Star, 7 July 2014

    High Court Judge Isaac Lenaola has issued a stay order for an earlier ruling he made holding Cord principals Raila Odinga, Moses Wetang'ula and Kalonzo Musyoka liable for any ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Saba Saba May Redefine Kenya's 'Resource Curse'

    The Star, 5 July 2014

    All signs and word on the ground are that Cord is going to make a very big deal of regions getting to control their own resources, but the undercurrent is going to be the biggest ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Cord to Pay Cost of Any Saba Saba Damage

    The Star, 5 July 2014

    CORD leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula will be held personally liable if Monday's Saba Saba rally leads to violence and destruction of property, the High ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Ex - Mungiki Boss Tells Youth to Shun Rally

    The Star, 7 July 2014

    FORMER Mungiki leader Ndura Waruinge has criticised leaders of the Cord coalition. He said they have no agenda for the youths who are being ferried to attend their meetings. read more »

  • Kenya:  Boycott Saba Saba Rally - Cord Leaders

    The Star, 7 July 2014

    CORD leaders from the Coast region have called on members of the public to boycott the Saba Saba rally today. The leaders said the youth should not march on the streets because ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Cord Supporters Begin Streaming Into Uhuru Park

    The Star, 7 July 2014

    Cord supporters have already started streaming into Uhuru Park grounds for the Saba Saba rally. read more »

  • Kenya:  Duale Leads Cord, Jubilee MP in Preaching Peace

    The Star, 7 July 2014

    MORE than 12 Jubilee and Cord MPs and a governor on Friday joined called for peace ahead of today's SabA Saba rally. Led by National Assemble Majority Leader Aden Duale, the MPs ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Raila Driver Arrested, Released in Gun Drama

    The Star, 7 July 2014

    THERE has been a confrontation between police officers and supporters of Cord leader Raila Odinga at the Kisumu International Airport after police arrested Raila's driver Eric on ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kimaiyo Directs CORD to End Rally by 5PM

    Capital FM, 7 July 2014

    NAIROBI, Kenya Jul 5 – Inspector General David Kimaiyo has urged the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy to end the Monday Saba Saba rally by 5 PM. read more »

Opposition leader Raila Odinga (left) with President Uhuru Kenyatta share a light moment (file photo).

InFocus

  • Kenya:  Cord Leaders to Be Liable for Any Saba Saba Chaos

    Capital FM, 4 July 2014

    The High Court has directed that Opposition leaders Raila Odinga, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula be held personally liable in case of any violence and destruction of property ... read more »

  • Kenya:  High Court Ruling On Saba Saba Rally Unconstitutional, Says Raila

    The Star, 4 July 2014

    Cord leader Raila Odinga has said that the coalition will ignore a ruling delivered by the Nairobi High Court barring them from calling for mass action during the planned Saba Saba ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Nab Saba Saba 'Sects' - Njenga

    The Star, 4 July 2014

    FORMER Mungiki sect leader Maina Njenga has told the government to arrest members of outlawed groups it says have been enlisted by Cord to create mayhem in the country. read more »

  • Kenya:  Saba Saba Meetings in Nyandarua Banned

    The Star, 4 July 2014

    Nyandarua county commissioner Wilson Njenga has banned all political and public rallies in the county on Monday. This follows rumours that the outlawed Mungiki sect is planning to ... read more »

  • Kenya:  1990 Saba Saba Architect Rubia Dismisses Cord "Saba Saba" Rally

    The Star, 4 July 2014

    Former Starehe MP and cabinet minister Charles Rubia has dismissed the association of the planned July 7 Saba Saba Rally by Cord to the original event of July 7, 1990. read more »

  • Kenya:  Kikuyu Elders Pray for Peace At Uhuru Park

    The Star, 4 July 2014

    A group of Kikuyu elders have warned that if the rising political temperatures go unchecked, the country is likely to degenerate into chaos. read more »